In 1990 Dr. Billy Walker founded Dermatopathology Associates, the first full-service, independent dermatopathology laboratory in Mississippi. Dr. Jennifer Schulmeier joined the practice in 2000, and Dr. Buu Duong joined in 2016. We are proud of our growth, and of our commitment to providing unparalleled medical care for our clients and our patients for over 25 years. We offer complimentary courier service for local offices and free, fast shipping of specimens for those outside of our local courier area. Turn-around time for most cases (those not requiring special studies) is within one business day. All of our physicians are board certified in dermatopathology by both the American Board of Pathology and the American Board of Dermatology. Our physicians are available to discuss cases with consulting practitioners 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. We have the flexibility to tailor our practice to suit clients’ needs, and we are always open to discussing how we can help provide the best medical care for patients.
Billy Walker, MBA, MD
Dr. Walker graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in 1962, followed by a residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at University of Kentucky. Dr. Walker then served as a physician in the United States Air force. After the serving in the military, Dr. Walker practiced private general pathology in Tupelo and Jackson, MS for over 20 years, bringing a wealth of medical experience to his dermatopathology fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. In 1990, Dr. Walker founded Dermatopathology Associates, the first full-service dermatopathology laboratory in Mississippi. Dr. Walker is a fellow of the College of American Pathologists and the American Society of Dermatopathology, and he is an active member in the Mississippi Dermatology Association and Mississippi State Medical Association. Dr. Walker also serves as affiliate faculty in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Outside of work, Dr. Walker enjoys traveling to historic World War II sites around the world. Dr. Walker loves spending time with his family and is active in numerous activities with his church.
Jennifer Schulmeier, MD
Dr. Schulmeier graduated from Baylor College of Medicine in 1994. After completing her residency in anatomic and clinical pathology and fellowships in hematopathology, surgical pathology and dermatopathology, Dr. Schulmeier joined Dr. Walker in the practice of dermatopathology in 2000. She is a Fellow of the College of American Pathology, a member of the American Society of Dermatopathology and an affiliate member of the American Academy of Dermatology. She is secretary of the Mississippi Dermatology Association and serves as affiliate faculty in the Departments of Pathology and Dermatology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Schulmeier is a proud Texan and (relatively) new Mississippian. She and her husband Greg enjoy the outdoors, the culinary arts and the performing arts, especially ballet and opera.
Buu Duong, MD
Dr. Duong graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine in 2011. After completing his residency in anatomic and clinical pathology and fellowship in dermatopathology at Tulane University, Dr. Duong joined Dermatopathology Associates in 2016. Having grown up in the South, Dr. Duong craved southern hospitality, and the Jackson community made him feel right at home. Dr. Duong currently serves as the Chair of the Mississippi House of Delegates for the College of American Pathologists, and he has served on multiple committees for the American Society of Dermatopathologists, including the virtual slide committee. He is also an active member in the Mississippi Dermatology Association and the American Academy of Dermatology. As affiliate faculty for the Department of Dermatology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Dr. Duong regularly lectures to dermatology and pathology residents and serves as attending physician during resident rotations at Dermatopathology Associates. In his spare time, Dr. Duong enjoys exercising and traveling with his family.
Office Manager - Cindy Kilgore
Laboratory Supervisor - Kim Allred